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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Manchester Metropolitan University has been paving the way in nutrition and food science research since 1880. This unique Food Science and Innovation master’s degree combines Manchester Met’s rich expertise with new technology to give you the specialist food and nutrition knowledge you need to succeed. 

About

The Food Science and Innovation programme, delivered 100% online, will offer you the freedom to study wherever and whenever it suits you best, helping you to balance your existing work, life and family commitments.

From the effect of climate change on crops, to increasingly volatile food prices and unpredictable fluctuations in supply and demand, the pressures on the global food industry show no sign of abating. And, with those issues continuously shifting in focus, it’s more important than ever to find innovative solutions that adapt quickly and intelligently to problems.

This Food Science and Innovation online master’s course draws on the expert research of Manchester Metropolitan University dedicated Food Centre and Manchester’s reputation as a global hub for food production to cover local and worldwide trends in the food industry. Building upon your existing practical experience and commercial acumen, it will help you get to grips with the pressures that are facing the food industry today and arm you with the skillset to help solve the problems of tomorrow. You will cover a broad range of topics, with each module taught by highly-qualified academics with years of industry experience.

Features and benefits

  • Be at the forefront of new thinking: Innovative research from the University’s dedicated Food Nutrition and Occupational Health team underpins this programme’s broad and challenging syllabus, developing your practical skills, theory and workplace understanding.
  • Harness new technology: Thanks to virtual lab simulator Labster and video content created especially for the programme, you will get to grips with important scientific processes, with only a laptop and an internet connection. 
  • Study your way: From an easy application process, the opportunity to begin your studies at three different entry points in the year and the choice to pay per unit you study, we’re here to do everything we can to help you reach your goals without taking a career break. Our Virtual Learning Environment has been expertly designed to help you to study when and where it suits you best.
  • Grow your worldwide professional network: Through live online seminars with tutors and peers, you will regularly collaborate with other professionals around the globe, making invaluable industry connections that can open doors now or in the future.

Programme Structure

Typical units of study may include:

  • Food Processing
  • Food Composition and Analysis
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety and Quality Management 
  • Fundamental Nutrition
  • Future Food Sustainability
  • Innovation in New Product Development
  • Molecular Nutrition and Biochemistry

Lecturers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 15 hrs/week
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Typically, you will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science or related subject.
  • Good honours candidates from other subjects may still be eligible if they can demonstrate significant proven professional experience in a relevant field.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4992 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4992 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Unit fee: £833*
  • Programme fee: £9,995

*Fees based on 15 credits per unit. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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